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cu·cum·ber / ˈkyoōˌkəmbər/ • n. 1. a long, green-skinned fruit with watery flesh, usually eaten raw in salads or pickled. 2. the widely cultivated climbing plant (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family that yields this fruit, native to the Chinese Himalayan region. PHRASES: (as) cool as a cucumber untroubled by heat, stress, or exertion. ∎  calm and relaxed.

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cucumber Fruit of Cucumis sativus, a member of the gourd family, eaten as a salad vegetable; it is 95% water; a 50‐g portion provides 0.3 g of dietary fibre and supplies 5 kcal (20 kJ). See also gherkin. The African horned cucumber is kiwano.

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cucumber

cucumber, fruit of Cucumis sativus, a species of gourd whose many varieties are descended from a plant native to Asia and Africa. Cucumber is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Violales, family Curcurbitaceae.

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cucumber

cucumber Trailing annual vine covered in coarse hairs; it has yellowish flowers and the immature fruit is eaten raw or pickled. Family Cucurbitaceae; species Cucumis sativus.

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cucumber

cucumber Late ME. cucumer (XIV–XVII) was superseded by cucumber (XV), †cocomber, by assim. to OF. co(u)combre (mod. concombre) — L. cucumer.

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cucumber

cucumber (Cucumis sativa) See CUCURBITACEAE.

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cucumber

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